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Common Stresses & Cures

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Both work stress and life stresses are all too common and can effect our everyday lives – if we let them. For Stress Awareness Month, let’s explore how to address the stress. We’re going to take a look at some common stresses, possible health conditions that can be caused by these stressers and, most importantly, how to...

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The Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day

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Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

Not sure if you need to go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care? The decision is an important one. The words “life-threatening” should be your basis when deciding if your situation needs an ER or Urgent Care visit. Too often patients will go to the Emergency Room for symptoms that could have been taken care of in Urgent Care....

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Join us for the Heart Walk on April 16

The Iowa Clinic is a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2016 in Des Moines, IA.

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Are Your Foods Super?

What’s a superfood, anyway? Put simply: potential life-changers. Superfoods are foods that are packed with so many nutrients that working them into your regular diet can drastically boost your health. To celebrate National Nutrition Month we’re exploring 10 of the top superfoods for great health: ACAI Rich ingredients: Antioxidants, healthy fats, dietary fiber Potential benefits: Battles free radicals, cardiovascular health,...

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Travel Tips

Heading out for Spring Break or have a trip coming up? We’ve got some quick packing travel tips to make your getaway that much better! It’s recommended you take one large bag and one small bag: LARGE BAG: All the necessities you’ll need throughout the trip after arrival Use space efficiently Roll clothes Use divider within bag – clean clothes on...

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Home Sleep Studies in Ankeny

The West Lakes Sleep Center is now serving the Ankeny Community by offering home sleep studies to those who qualify. We know convenience is important – which is why we wanted to offer services in Ankeny. While home sleep studies are not appropriate for all patients, it is a convenient at-home solution for some. Benefits of Choosing the West Lakes Sleep Center’s Ankeny Services: We have...

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Are Pets Improving Your Health?

We’ve all heard the phrase “Man’s Best Friend”, but are pets improving your well-being more than just being a good buddy? Furry friends may be doing more for us than we realize. We all know them to be great companions who always happily greet us when we walk through the door, but pet owners might just be healthier than people who...

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Signs of a Heart Attack

You may think you know the signs of a heart attack, but the symptoms in men and women can vary drastically. For Heart Month, we’re exploring all of the warning signs. While men and women share a number of heart attack symptoms, there are a few outliers that only plague a certain gender. Some of the common symptoms that occur...

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Winter Blues? Bummer Summer?

Do you find that your mood and energy level take a dip around the same time every year? If so, you may struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). As we reach the end of winter and enter spring, now’s the time to learn about this disorder. WHAT IS SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER? Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that...

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